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Photo: Slippery Slope

December 18, 2014 - 4:08pm

Photo: Vista Crag

December 18, 2014 - 4:06pm
the namesake of the crag

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Route: Unnamed (<span class='rateYDS'>5.10d</span> <span class='rateFrench'>6b+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>21</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>VII+</span> <span class='rateZA'>21</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E3 5b</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:38pm
Climb the open corner to a ledge, continue past the ledge with a layback crack leading to a roof. Pull the roof and clip the anchors.
Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Route: Three Ring Circus (<span class='rateYDS'>5.12</span> <span class='rateFrench'>7b+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>27</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>VIII+</span> <span class='rateZA'>26</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E6 6b</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:36pm
Start up a dirty crack or the first two bolts of Schwagn Wagon to gain a ledge, then delicately climb a short broken section before pulling the crux and enjoying the steep right leaning crack to the top.
Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Route: Schwagn Wagon (<span class='rateYDS'>5.11c</span> <span class='rateFrench'>6c+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>24</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>VIII-</span> <span class='rateZA'>24</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E4 6a</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:34pm
Climb easy terrain to the third bolt. Move right up a short crack, then hand traverse back left to the fourth bolt (crux). Climb the obvious corner all the way to the ledge.
Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Photo: Slippery Slope

December 18, 2014 - 2:32pm
CT getting after it

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Slippery Slope (5.13c)

Route: Slippery Slope (<span class='rateYDS'>5.13c</span> <span class='rateFrench'>8a+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>30</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>X-</span> <span class='rateZA'>31</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E7 7a</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:19pm
Start on some tricky slab terrain to the break. A tricky bulge gets you to more jugs at the start of the crux. Slap your way up a compression feature to the horizontal seam. Big move to the chiseled slot followed by some incredibly technical and balancy dihedral work (crux). After resting on the ramp above the crux get ready for the final "5.12 punch it move" to gain the top of the wall and the chains.

There are two manufactured holds on this route

Some video of the route:


Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Route: Orange Layback PROJECT (<span class='rateYDS'>5.14-</span> <span class='rateFrench'>8b+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>32</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>X+</span> <span class='rateZA'>32</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E8 7a</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:15pm
One of the most obvious and sought after lines at the cliff. The rock is reminiscent of Mt. Arapiles or the Grampians in Australia.

Climb an easy intro section to the jugs at the 3rd bolt. From here your stuck with an incredibly slopey right hand layback rail and a few miserable left hand holds. Still probably 13- through the last bolt or two after the crux.
Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Photo: Easy Eukie

December 18, 2014 - 2:13pm
CT on the fantastic flake jugs of Easy Eukie

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Easy Eukie (5.12a)

Photo: Eukie Arete

December 18, 2014 - 2:12pm
CT taking the failure whipper

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Arete (5.12d)

Photo: Eukie Arete

December 18, 2014 - 2:11pm
CT focused on the final hold

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Arete (5.12d)

Photo: Eukie Arete

December 18, 2014 - 2:11pm
CT at the start of the crux

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Arete (5.12d)

Route: Eukie Arete (<span class='rateYDS'>5.12d</span> <span class='rateFrench'>7c</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>28</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>IX</span> <span class='rateZA'>28</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E6 6b</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 2:08pm
A slightly contrived line that starts on Easy Eukie. Climb Easy Eukie until you pass the mantel after the chain draw. From here move right to a jug at the base of a short orange arete. Compression climbing leads to a deadpoint to the top of the arete.

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Photo: Eukie Extension

December 18, 2014 - 1:37pm
JT just after the crux move left off the layback flake

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Extension (5.13a)

Photo: Eukie Extension

December 18, 2014 - 1:37pm
JT almost to the anchor

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Extension (5.13a)

Photo: Eukie Extension

December 18, 2014 - 1:36pm
JT floating up the incredible Eukie Extension high above the valley floor

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Eukie Extension (5.13a)

Route: Eukie Extension (<span class='rateYDS'>5.13a</span> <span class='rateFrench'>7c+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>29</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>IX+</span> <span class='rateZA'>29</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E6 6c</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 1:32pm
From the chains of Easy Eukie engage a tricky layback feature right off the ledge. At the end of the layback flake do a big move left (crux) followed by more 5.12 climbing to the anchor at the top of the wall.

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Route: Easy Eukie (<span class='rateYDS'>5.12a</span> <span class='rateFrench'>7a+</span> <span class='rateEwbanks'>25</span> <span class='rateUIAA'>VIII+</span> <span class='rateZA'>25</span> <span class='rateBritish'>E5 6a</span>)

December 18, 2014 - 1:28pm
Climb the nice overhanging flakes to a crux mantel at the chain draw. Continue up the corner to a crux before the ledge/anchors. The first section of this route to the chain draw is the favorite warmup at the crag at 5.11+

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag

Photo: Straw Into Gold

December 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
BS in the final golden headwall section

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Straw Into Gold (5.13d)

Photo: Straw Into Gold

December 18, 2014 - 1:26pm
BS on the opening 12b section

Submitted By: Ben Scott
Location: CO : Fort Collins : Poudre Canyon : West of Rustic : Vista Crag : Straw Into Gold (5.13d)

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